Blog Posts in 2015

Daly And Black Elected To Serve On The Board Of The Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Rick Daly and John Scott Black, founders of Daly & Black, P.C., were elected to serve on the Board of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association at the annual meeting in Houston, on December 3, 2015. The ...
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Daly & Black, P.C. Wins Again: Jury Finds Germania Acted in Bad Faith

A Brazoria County jury returned a unanimous verdict late yesterday afternoon, finding Germania Insurance Company breached its obligations under a 2012 homeowner’s policy, acted in bad faith, and ...
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Chambers & Partners Honors Daly & Black Founder in 2015 USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers

Chambers & Partners recently announced the publication of its 2015 rankings for its USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers, and one of Daly & Black’s lawyers has, once again, been ...
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Daly & Black, P.C. Argues in Texas Supreme Court Over the Standard to Be Applied in Reviewing Motions for New Trial

Daly & Black, P.C. goes the distance for its clients in every single case. Today, we did it on behalf of Stacey and Mark Bent. Melissa Wray, one of our firm’s lawyers argued before the Texas ...
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Insurers in Texas Cannot Lay Behind the Log and Invoke Appraisal Whenever They Want

On August 27, 2015, the Fifth Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas denied GuideOne National Insurance Company’s petition for writ of mandamus in a case alleging bad faith and breach of contract. The ...
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Court Finds Loss Payment Provisions Ambiguous As to Appraisal Award, Denies Insurer's Motion for Summary Judgment Against Daly & Black Client

Most insurance policies afford the parties the option of invoking, when the parties cannot agree on the amount of the loss, a process called appraisal where each party appoints an appraiser and the ...
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John Scott Black Recognized by Texas Super Lawyers, by Thompson Reuters®

One of our lawyers has been honored once again, this time by being included in the Texas Super Lawyers, by Thompson Reuters ® list for 2015. Our firm is very proud of this most recent honor, and ...
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Daly & Black Partner And Firm Honored By Us News Best Law Firms And Best Lawyers Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc.

Daly & Black was recently ranked by U.S. News Best Law Firms as a Tier 1 (the highest band) in Commercial Litigation, and named partner John Scott Black was individually recognized as a leader in ...
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Daly & Black Defeat Motions To Dismiss And Obtain Injunction In New York To Stop Smear Campaign In High Stakes Law Firm Breakup

Paul Napoli and his wife Marie Napoli will now be required to defend defamation claims, despite their earlier efforts to have those claims dismissed. Our client, Vanessa Dennis accuses the two of ...
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New Texas Law Affects Public Adjusters

Texas Senate Bill was passed by the legislature and recently signed into law by the Governor. The changes contained in this law are effective September 1, 2015. For a full copy of the bill click here. ...
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Daly & Black Wins Again - State Farm Collapses During Dallas Trial

On June 25, after four days of trial against State Farm, in Dallas, Texas, State Farm decided that it had enough. On the heels of having one of its own outside adjusters, the prior day, admit from the ...
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Federal Court Remands Case, Awards Daly & Black Attorneys' Fees

Last week, we told you about our recent victory in a Nebraska federal court, where we successfully argued that our nursing home client’s case belonged in state court. Around the same time the ...
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Daly & Black Scores Key Remand Victory in Nebraska

When a policyholder files suit in his home county after his insurance carrier denies a claim, the insurance company often tries to “remove” the case from state court to federal court. ...
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John Scott Black Selected As 2015 "Ranked Lawyer" by Chambers Partners

John Scott Black has been named a Ranked Lawyer in Chambers USA 2015 identifying him as one of the best lawyers in this jurisdiction. The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and ...
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Daly & Black, P.C. obtains jury verdict against Acceptance Indemnity Insurance Company

On May 8, 2015 our firm, along with the Loyd Law Firm, of San Antonio, Texas, obtained a breach of contract verdict against an insurance company that failed to honor its agreement with a Houston ...
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Court allows bad faith claims to proceed despite payment of appraisal award

Court allows bad faith claims to proceed despite payment of appraisal award; denies insurer's motion for summary judgment. Insurance companies frequently argue that when the insurer invokes ...
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Daly & Black Cases Survive Creation of Multidistrict Litigation

One tactic big insurance companies sometimes use in litigation is seeking to create an MDL – or Multidistrict Litigation. An MDL effectively consolidates a large number of cases for discovery ...
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Daly & Black, P.C., Wins Bifurcation Battle in Nebraska

Insurance companies and their lawyers frequently ask courts to “bifurcate” trial and discovery in cases involving breach of contract and bad faith claims. That means the insurance company ...
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State Farm Busted: It Settles with The Texas Department of Insurance, and Must Refund $352 Million in Excessive Premiums

A couple of days ago, we told you that Texas’s biggest insurance companies celebrated their record profitability in 2013 by imposing significant rate hikes on their policyholders. While the ...
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Insurance Company Lawyers Try to Silence Hurricane Sandy Victims, Prevent Investigation of Fraud

Last week, we told you about allegations that insurance carriers altered documents to avoid paying claims in cases arising from Hurricane Sandy. In case you missed it, you can find it here. Just two ...
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Insurance Companies Make More, Charge More

After a very profitable 2013, Texas’s three biggest insurance companies – State Farm, Allstate, and Farmers – are expected to release their premium and loss numbers for 2014 in the ...
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Potential link between birth defects and anti-nausea medication Zofran

The Zofran lawyers at Daly & Black, P.C. are investigating a possible connection between the anti-nausea medication Zofran, or ondansetron hydrochloride, and birth defects in babies born to women ...
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Insurance Companies May Have Altered Damage Reports

The New York Times reported this week that lawyers representing New York and New Jersey homeowners in first party insurance cases have identified hundreds of engineering reports that they believe were ...
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